Health Benefits of Owning A Pet

Health Benefits of Owning A Pet

Owning a pet has physical and emotional health benefits. Having playtime with a reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, while boosting the happy chemical serotonin.


Key Facts In This Video

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    There are physical and emotional health benefits to owning a pet. (0:31)

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    Because dog owners get in more physical activity, they generally have lower cholesterol levels. (1:09)

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    Pet owners take 15-20% fewer annual visits to a doctor. (2:27)

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